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Noun: conditions  kun'di-shuns
  1. The prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
    "there were wide variations in the conditions of observation"
  2. The set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
    "hazardous working conditions"; "harsh living conditions"
  3. (meteorology) the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow";
    - weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition
Noun: condition  kun'di-shun
  1. A state at a particular time
    "a condition of disrepair";
    - status
  2. An assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    - precondition, stipulation
  3. A mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    "the human condition"
  4. Information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    "another condition is the time it would take";
    - circumstance, consideration
  5. The state of (good) health (especially in the phrases 'in condition' or 'in shape' or 'out of condition' or 'out of shape')
    - shape
  6. An illness, disease, or other medical problem
    "a heart condition"; "a skin condition"
  7. (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    "the contract set out the conditions of the lease";
    - strings, term
  8. The procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    - experimental condition
Verb: condition  kun'di-shun
  1. Establish a conditioned response
  2. Develop (a child's or animal's) behaviour by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    - discipline, train, check
  3. Make a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    "The will conditions that she can live in the house for the rest of her life";
    - stipulate, qualify, specify
  4. Put into a better state
    "he conditions old cars"
  5. Apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    "I condition my hair after washing it"

Type of: ameliorate, amend, assumption, atmospheric phenomenon, better, circumstance, context, contract, develop, good health, healthiness, illness, improve, information, instruct, learn, make grow, malady, meliorate, mend, premise, premiss, procedure, process, setting, shampoo, sickness, state, statement, teach, undertake, unwellness

Part of: agreement, experiment, experimentation, understanding

Encyclopedia: Conditions